Oh, the irony!
Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party leader of France’s anti-immigrant and far-right nationalist party, the National Front, confirmed that the party base has been purchased by a Shanghai university. Mr Le Pen, 79, has campaigned to become president several times under the slogan “Keep France for the French” and has been accused both at home and abroad of xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
The unnamed Chinese higher education institution has reportedly paid between 12 and 15m euros ($18 – 22m; £9.4m – 11.7m) for the sprawling mansion in the western Paris suburb of Saint Cloud, known as The Cruiseliner. The university is reportedly considering turning the building into a French language school.